FRANKLIN COUNTY, MO – A 74-year-old Crystal City man was injured in a rear-end collision on eastbound Highway 30 on Sunday afternoon.
Patricia A. Ashworth, 47, was traveling east on Highway 30 in a 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee when she slowed for a tractor in the road, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol. William W. Fortner was traveling behind the Jeep in a 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan. He failed to slow in time and rear-ended the Jeep. The Dodge traveled off the road and hit a tree at Highway HH around 1:35 p.m.
Fortner was transported to Mercy Hospital South for minor injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt.
Ashworth was wearing a seat belt.
The Dodge sustained extensive damages and the Jeep sustained moderate damages.
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